President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has celebrated the life and legacy of the late patriarch of the Tinubu family, Alhaji Kafaru Oluwole Tinubu (CP Rtd), on the 20th anniversary of his passing.
The president, in a statement on Thursday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, extolled the sterling qualities of the late patriarch, who was a distinguished public servant, lawyer, administrator and philanthropist.
“Baba was the finest of men. He was an honourable man; he was noble. He believed in defending the weak against the strong and standing for what is just even at the cost of personal liberty. He was my fortress in the dark days of oppression. He was my rock.
“Baba was selfless. He never stopped giving himself; his fortune, and everything for the betterment of others,” President Tinubu said.
The president recalled the invaluable advice, support and guidance the late patriarch provided him when he served as the governor of Lagos State.